Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Witzmann


Power Transmission Systems

Professor emeritus since 01.10.2023

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research activities of Prof. Witzmann revolve around energy transmission and distribution at all network levels. He is particularly interested in the integration of renewable energies at various network levels and the future impact this will have on power grids. He also explores aspects of system stability and system modeling.

Prof. Witzmann (b. 1956) studied at TUM and did his doctorate in high-voltage engineering in 1989 after a year of work experience. He went to work in the industry after a period of postdoctoral research in the USA. He worked at Siemens AG in power system planning in the Power Transmission and Distribution division and later in the research & development of high-temperature superconductivity. His last position in the industry was Head of Technology and Innovation in the Medium Voltage division. In 2004, Prof. Witzmann accepted his current position at TUM.

Witzmann R, Esslinger P et al.: "Netzstützung bei dezentraler Einspeisung durch intelligente Wechselrichter Grid support by intelligent inverters in low voltage grids with a high proportion of distributed power plants". VDE Kongress 2010, 8. – 9. November, Leipzig, Deutschland.  


Kerber G, Witzmann R: "Voltage Limitation by Autonomous Reactive Power Control of Grid Connected Photovoltaic Inverters". 2009 IEEE, 2009 Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE2009, 6th. International Conference Workshop, p. 129-133, 20 – 22 May 2009, Badajoz, Spain.


Menze A, Ross H, Borgen H, Ek B, Winter W, Witzmann R, Breulmann H, Hammerschmidt T, Kling W, Spaan F, Knudsen H, Ring: "New HVDC power links between UCTE and NORDEL – analysis of AC/DC interactions in the time and frequency domain". CIGRE. 2002, 38-207, Paris.

Breulmann H, Grebe E, Lösing M, Winter W, Witzmann R, Dupuis P, Houry MP, Margotin T, Zerenyi J, Dudzik J, Machowski J, Martin L, Rodriguez JM, Urretavizcaya E: "Analysis and Damping of Inter-Area Oscillations in the UCTE/CENTREL Power System". CIGRE 2000, 38-113, Paris.


Povh D, Schmitt H, Völcker O, Witzmann R: "Modelling und Analysis Guidelines for Very Fast Transients". 96 WM 163-6 PWRD. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 1996; 11 (4): 2028 – 2035.